May 9, 2016
Q: I know you have written about insurance for travel in the past but I wanted to bring a matter to your attention. The United Airlines website offers Allianz travel insurance, but when it came to covering my expenses, I felt it was a "bait and switch" insurance policy that outlines what is covered but in reality does not cover anything beyond travel delay. Here's what happened: A friend and I purchased tickets to fly from Newark to Panama in January. In addition to paying $1,353 for the flight, we purchased the Allianz travel insurance shown on the United Airlines site for an additional $80. The travel insurance indicated it would cover trip cancellation, travel delay, and trip interruption.
April 4, 2016
Name: MrHudsonExplores.com What it does: Showcase beautiful hotels in major cities around the world, including Berlin, Tel Aviv, Palm Springs, Calif.; London, Madrid, and Panama City. What's hot: The website focuses on gorgeous, welcoming hotels and stunning destinations. Its inclusive attitude is represented by a greeting for travelers who just like the look of its neat, refined online presence and are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
March 1, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Seven years ago, Panama's president called Carlos Ruiz to ask why he would not play for his country. It was 2009, and Ruiz thought it best to stay in Phillies camp. The catcher later reconsidered. Now, at age 37, Ruiz will savor the chance in March to help Panama qualify for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. His career in its twilight, Ruiz needed no presidential convincing this time. "It gives me a chance to represent my country," Ruiz said. "Bring them back to the World Baseball Classic.
February 29, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Seven years ago, Panama's president called Carlos Ruiz to ask why he would not play for his country. It was 2009, and Ruiz thought it best to stay in Phillies camp. The catcher later reconsidered. Now, at age 37, Ruiz will savor the chance in March to help Panama qualify for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. His career in its twilight, Ruiz needed no presidential persuasion this time. "It gives me a chance to represent my country," Ruiz said. "Bring them back to the World Baseball Classic.
January 19, 2015 |
Matt Gay, a mount maker at the Penn Museum, was standing in front of a display case filled with gold objects, when the sun streaked through a gallery window. "It was amazing," he said Saturday at the museum. "It was 3 in the afternoon, the shades were up in here, and the sun came through and hit that bead. It was like an intense light, an LED blazing. " Gold does that sometimes. Gay was at work helping install the museum's big 2015 exhibition, "Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama," which opens Feb. 7. He was doing what he always does, unobtrusively setting delicate artifacts into unlikely positions.
February 21, 2014 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A sweat-soaked Maikel Franco walked back into the Phillies' clubhouse yesterday afternoon after a long day's work. He smiled. It's good to be in big-league camp. The likely reality is that Franco - a third baseman who turned 21 in August near the end of his breakout minor league season - will be moving across the Carpenter Complex to minor league camp in a few weeks. Franco is young and probably still has some more developing to do as a professional.
July 20, 2013 |
ROME - A former CIA base chief in Italy who was convicted in the 2003 abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect from a street in Milan has been detained in Panama, the Italian Justice Ministry said Thursday. An Italian official familiar with Italy's investigation and prosecution of Robert Seldon Lady said the former CIA official entered Panama, traveled to Costa Rica, and that officials there sent him back to Panama where he was detained. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because only Italy's Justice Ministry was publicly discussing the case.
July 19, 2013
Egypt's leader pledges justice CAIRO - Egypt's interim president pledged Thursday to protect his country against those who seek chaos and violence in the aftermath of a popularly backed military coup, promising that justice and reconciliation will be for all. President Adly Mansour gave his first address to the nation ahead of planned protests Friday by ousted President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood. The military, worried by post-coup violence that already has killed more than 60 people, issued a stern warning about causing unrest during the scheduled protests by both the Brotherhood and Morsi foes.
March 30, 2001 |
Since the end of the Cold War, whose murky moral dilemmas he illuminated so brilliantly, John Le Carr? has widened the compass of his fiction to embrace the kind of figure who used to be an innocent bystander or a bit player. Harry Pendel, the protagonist in The Tailor of Panama, is one of his finer late inspirations, and Le Carr? did more than entrust the filming of his novel to John Boorman: He cowrote the script and served as executive producer. So we can take the results, which are considerably more lighthearted and piquant than the book, as having the master's endorsement.
March 7, 2000 |
On Oct. 4, 1995, Hurricane Opal pushed an eight-foot wall of water up St. Andrew's Bay in the Florida Panhandle, slamming into the backside of Panama City. The storm surge rushed over a city marina, uprooting piers and swamping a rickety old ship's store, which served sailboats slipping in and out of the popular harbor. The city carried insurance on the marina. But it wasn't nearly enough to cover the more than $1 million in damage. So officials turned to taxpayers for help. And help they did. The city was able to rebuild its piers and get a sparkling new ship's store without spending a nickel of its own. "The old store was like a little fish camp," said Christiane Moser, marina director.